Natural Healing Without Getting High

We’re talking about hemp, not marijuana. Yes, there’s a difference. Hemp isn’t as fun
BY: ALE BORBOLLA

When it comes to healing naturally, one of the first things people usually turn to are plants with medicinal properties. Here in Baja, a company is selling products that utilize the medicinal properties of hemp, also known as cannabis. Yes, we’re talking weed here, but not the kind you’re thinking of.

Meagan Cervantes and Roxanne Zieglar are the owners of Baja Hemp Company. Meagan started using cannabidiol (CBD) oil for a sore neck and chronic migraines many years ago. She was adamant about finding a natural product that would bring relief without the high.  She has been happily migraine free for nearly four years, and as an added benefit, the CBD oil helped her with stress and anxiety. Meagan even uses CBD oil on her 5-year-old son, who is an ambassador for the company.

Meagan shared her success with CBD oil with a few other friends who were interested in healing their bodies naturally, including Roxanne. In 2014, the duo founded Baja Hemp Company, which sells CBD oils, balms and sprays that they say can help with everything from chronic pain, muscle spasms, sleep loss and anxiety.

If you’re still confused about hemp versus marijuana and how one gets you high but the other doesn’t, let us break it down for you. Hemp and marijuana plants are related; think of them as siblings. Marijuana is the female plant, hemp is male plant. Marijuana contains high amounts of THC, the chemical that provides the high, while hemp produces CBD, a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits but doesn’t make people feel stoned.

Scientific and clinical research has shown CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.

CBD’s anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States, and further evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at high doses. 

Baja Hemp Company sells their products mostly to their friends and family, and people in the U.S. They’re looking to get the license required to sell to Canada soon. All of the products are legal and lab tested. If you’re interested in seeing if CBD can help, visit their website at www.bajahempco.com.